Global citizenship defines the mindset of those that primarily identify as part of the global community rather than as a citizen of a particular nation or place. For some, the citizenship and residence with which they were born restricts their freedom to be a global citizen. In the case of high-net-worth individuals, this may mean restrictions on their ability to do business or invest globally or limitations on where they can reside or visit freely.
Consequently, the last thirty years has seen a growth in wealthy individuals seeking alternative residence and citizenship options. Their varied backgrounds, motivations and factors governing the choice of programs are explored in this section.